Dr. Richard Novak discusses the omicron variant

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A woman is vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Hillbrow Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday Dec. 6, 2021. South African doctors say the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases attributed to the new omicron variant is resulting in mostly mild symptoms. (AP Photo/ Shiraaz Mohamed)

Dr. Richard Novak, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UI Health, speaks with Steve Dale on the new omicron variant of COVID-19. Dr. Novak discusses the origins of the variant and the variant’s name, the general severity of the virus, and answers listener questions about the new variant and the vaccine boosters.

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